The Mill on the Floss Book 6, Chapter 9 Summary

George Eliot

Book 6, Chapter 9 Summary

All the well-dressed people of St. Ogg’s come to the town fair. Maggie enjoys a lot of flattering attention. Although she is obviously dressed in a plain, muslin, hand-me-down outfit, she is admired for her simple beauty and lack of adornment. Her manner is distinctive too; she puts on none of the artificial airs of her contemporaries.

Inside the town hall, many of the female citizens have set up tables to display their handicrafts and ware, which they are selling for charity. People from all around come to support their efforts as well as to see all the young ladies dressed in their finest garments.

Lucy and Stephan are there, and Lucy is enjoying the exclusive attention of her beau. She does notice,...

(The entire section is 519 words.)